Ratman197 (11106) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, light coffee, light vanilla and a hint of licorice. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee, light vanilla and a hint of licorice with a smooth dry lingering roasty finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2012
Date: November 09, 2011
Source: Taco Mac, Kennesaw
Appearance: black, creamy tan head, heavy lace
Aroma: sweet roasted and chocolate aroma, hint of sweet potato, milky sweetness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, sweet milk chocolate, bitter dark chocolate
Date: September 15, 2012
rich chocolate and roasted malt, not as much of the milky sweetness but enough to bring out the richness of the chocolate,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
BeerandBlues2 (10715) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2010. Pours clear black with an average, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, toffee, chocolate, toasted), light hops (woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of sour milk and leather. Flavor is heavy malt (chocolate, coffee, roasted), light hops (woody), average esters (fruity) with notes of licorice. Medium body, carbonation, and creaminess, low warmth and a medium dry finish.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear dark ruby-brown with a large fizzy brown head. Fair head retention. Aroma of mild roast, lactose, spice. The taste is roast, potatoes, earth, lactose, tart finish. Thin-medium bodied, decent balance.
daknole (10255) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown pour, brown head. Raisins, prunes, pumpernickel bread, chocolate, coffee and roast in the nose. Flavor leads with dark fruit, lactose sugar, prunes, roasted malt, chocolate. Pretty good stuff.
Meilby (9452) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml as "Jeff Stout" @ Hotel room, Comfort Inn Downtown, Washington, DC
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and hint of tartness. Taste is medium sweet, light to medium bitter and light sour with a long chocolate, cocoa, caramel, and slightly tart and coffee finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009
Coffee roast aroma. Dark coloured rich and smooth on the palate. Hoppy with a little dryness and bitterness in a crisp coffee roast finish.
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Lactic chocolate malt, ash and sweet potato aroma. Black with moderate long lasting tan head. Sweet cocoa malt and roasted sweet potato flavor. Lightly bitter ash finish. Light body. Not bad - would have liked more body.
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour out of 12 bottle, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark cocoa, roast, hints of slight lactose into some slight acidic malt, hints of a earthy note in there as well. Taste is a mix of sweet sugary notes, slight lactose into some earth, hints of roast, coffee, slight chocolate, finishing slightly acidic, dry.
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Vanilla and milk chocolate benefit from roasted edges and earthy potato depths for a nourishing dessert brew.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the brown-edged black.
-A fruity touch gives the flavour profile a little more complexity.
-The high sweetness and soft prickling of carbonation don’t help drinkability.
-When in the mood for dessert, this is a quality sweet Stout.
-The finish lacks bitterness or spiciness to balance out the sweetness.